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Wilkins – In the service

Army Spec. Michael Wilkins has deployed overseas to a forward-operating location in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given to military operations involving members of the U.S. armed forces and coalition forces participating in efforts to free and secure Iraq. Mission objectives focus on force protection, peacekeeping, stabilization, security and counter-insurgency operations as the Iraqi transitional governing bodies assume full sovereign powers to govern the peoples of Iraq.

Wilkins is an Apache helicopter electronic, avionic, armament repairer normally assigned to the 22nd Aviation Support Battalion, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C.

He is the son of Jeff and Patty Wilkins of Penn Valley. He is a 2004 graduate of Nevada Union High School.

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